Carole-Anne Sénit is Co-Chair of the 2020 SDG Research Symposium. She is a political scientist by training, with a career spanning both research on and practice in the civil society sector. She obtained her PhD from Utrecht University, in joint supervision with the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), on civil society participation in the negotiations on the SDGs. After her PhD, she worked within the civil society sector in France to implement the development, education, and awareness-raising project “Make Europe Sustainable for All”. She has returned to the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, as a postdoctoral researcher within the GLOBALGOALS research programme, where she studies the steering effects of the SDGs on the inclusiveness of global sustainability governance. Specifically, she explores the integration of the Global South in various aspects of governance, including global change science, global civil society, and global institutions. Carole-Anne is also a research fellow of the Earth System Governance Project, co-editor of the ESG Early-Career Communications, and managing editor of the Earth System Governance Journal.